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Just go make an ugly painting

Green Peppers and Green Lemon, oil on Arches Oil Paper
Green Peppers and Green Lemon, oil on Arches Oil Paper, 10×8ā€

In quarantine I started getting groceries delivered instead of risking going into stores. So when I ordered red peppers and received green ones, which I hate, I decided to paint them instead.

Setup and beginning of still life painting of green peppers
Setup and beginning of still life painting of green peppers

I was feeling anxious and exhausted and afraid Iā€™d just make something ugly if I tried to paint so I gave myself permission to just go make an ugly painting. I even intentionally made it uglier by shining a warm light on the still life, which muddied the bright greens and yellows.